Selfish Sewing – Beach Bag for me!

We are heading to the beach soon and I felt like I needed a nice big beach bag!  I have been so busy with party projects and sewing for my kids that I thought I deserved a little selfish sewing (plus my birthday is coming up soon)!

beach bag front

A quick search on the internet I found a number of beach bag or oversize bag sewing tutorials. Here are a few that look good:

I Heart Naptime – Oversized Beach Bag

Put up your Dukes – Big Mommy Giant Beach Bag 

But I chose to follow this tutorial from Muse of the Morning.  It was a big bag and it looked like I could get it sewn up in one evening! And that I did!

beach bag inside

I used fabric from my stash. A hot pink duck cloth for the outer, straps and bottom and a super cute flamingo print for the lining and pockets. I only had a yard of the flamingo print – so I had to use the duck cloth for the interior bottom and piece one of the pockets – but I made it work.

beach bag side

I love the elasticized pockets on the design – perfect for the kids’ water bottles that always need to be at quick reach, and of course that all important sunscreen!

beach bag side 2

These pics were taken quickly in my backyard to show off the bag (with a giant beach towel inside) – but I will take pictures at the beach when we go. Follow me on Instagram (@jeniro) to see the bag in action! Follow me!!

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